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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 5
Easy, cheap and effective LED-Strip – Waterproof 3W 60-LED 3W Flexible Light Strip - Blue Light (1-Meter/DC 12V) Reviews

posted by Panofsky on 09/08/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
-It seems Waterproof as all leds are glued into one strip
-It's pretty flexible
-The power cable holds up to the strip
-Adhesive power will probably be enough, but it isn't convincing enough.
-The leds are bright enough for direct use
Cons:
-The power cable was a bit flaky, make sure to clean the little bits for use with a aquarium.
-I don't know if you can cut off a bit of the length. Seems like it is possible but didn't try it.
-It says 60 leds on the box but, the leds are numbered from 1 to 48 (i didn't recount them)
-Leds are not bright enough to penetrate large amounts of water
Other:
I used this strip for moonlighting my 180 liter aquarium. It's 45 centimeters high and the blue light is hardly visible (it is a little but not enough). I might be buying a nother strip for double the power.
As a power suply i used SKU15991. This seems to work very well, but a higher rated mA suply might give brighter light.
Bottomline:
It's a decent strip and does work in an aquarium hood, but it's not advisable to use for a 1 meter aquarium unless its very shallow or if you buy multiple strips.

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